Wax Seal Ring - "Forget Me Not"

$80.00
About Details Inspiration

This hand-cast ring was modified from a much-used 19th-century Scottish wax seal. The original piece had multiple stamps with wonderfully cryptic sentiments and images, all appearing in mirror-image reverse.  This was so when the seal was pressed into hot wax, the text would be embossed legibly, right-side-around.  We added a ring base, making sure to leave lots of rustic detail intact to reference the object's utilitarian history.  Then we added an orange sapphire into the raw brass, which creates a juxtaposition of unpolished metal and bling.  Note that your ring's text will be backwards, just like the original artifact. 

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    • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  
      • Materials: Brass, 1.5mm orange sapphire
      • Sizing: Available in whole ring sizes 5-8.

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        "FORGET ME NOT" was a popular phrase that appeared in jewelry during the Victorian Era and often was accompanied by an image of a blue forget-me-not flower.  Sometimes lovers would exchange forget-me-not-jewels before they were going to be separated for long periods of time, but female friends also swapped them: Queen Victoria gave her bridesmaids forget-me-not brooches as keepsakes.  We've ditched the traditional light blue color associated with the flower and subbed in an orange sapphire. 
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          About Details Inspiration

          This hand-cast ring was modified from a much-used 19th-century Scottish wax seal. The original piece had multiple stamps with wonderfully cryptic sentiments and images, all appearing in mirror-image reverse.  This was so when the seal was pressed into hot wax, the text would be embossed legibly, right-side-around.  We added a ring base, making sure to leave lots of rustic detail intact to reference the object's utilitarian history.  Then we added an orange sapphire into the raw brass, which creates a juxtaposition of unpolished metal and bling.  Note that your ring's text will be backwards, just like the original artifact. 

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          more

            • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  
              • Materials: Brass, 1.5mm orange sapphire
              • Sizing: Available in whole ring sizes 5-8.

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              more

                "FORGET ME NOT" was a popular phrase that appeared in jewelry during the Victorian Era and often was accompanied by an image of a blue forget-me-not flower.  Sometimes lovers would exchange forget-me-not-jewels before they were going to be separated for long periods of time, but female friends also swapped them: Queen Victoria gave her bridesmaids forget-me-not brooches as keepsakes.  We've ditched the traditional light blue color associated with the flower and subbed in an orange sapphire. 
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